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Building Technology Heritage Library

Association for Preservation Technology, Int.

The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides. Trade catalogs are an important primary source to document past design and construction practices. These materials can aid in the preservation and conservation of older structures as well as other research goals.

About the Building Technology Heritage Library

The BTHL contains materials from various private and institutional collections. These materials are rarely available in most architectural and professional libraries. The first major architectural trade catalog collection is that of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, which encompasses more that 4,000 catalogs from the early 19th century through 1963. In addition to the architectural trade catalogs, the initial contributions include a large number of house plan catalogs, which will be of great interest to owners of older homes. The future growth of the Building Technology Heritage Library will also include contemporary materials on building conservation.

Searching the collection

The BTHL keywords include the standard subject headings used by the Library of Congress and an additional nomenclature used by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The CSI Master Format 2004 Numbers and Titles have been used for most materials. This will allow contemporary practitioners to search through historic archives with a modern nomenclature.

The Construction Specification Institute Master Format 2004 Numbers and Titles

Division 00 – Procurement and Contracting Requirements
Division 01 – General Requirements
Division 02 – Existing Conditions
Division 03 – Concrete
Division 04 – Masonry
Division 05 – Metals
Division 06 – Wood, Plastics, and Composites
Division 07 – Thermal and Moisture Protection
Division 08 – Openings
Division 09 – Finishes
Division 10 – Specialties
Division 11 – Equipment
Division 12 – Furnishings
Division 13 – Special Construction

Facility Services Subgroup

Division 21 – Fire Suppression
Division 22 – Plumbing
Division 23 – Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Division 25 – Integrated Automation
Division 26 – Electrical
Division 27 – Communications
Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security

Site and Infrastructure Subgroup

Division 31 – Earthwork
Division 32 – Exterior Improvements
Division 33 – Utilities
Division 34 – Transportation
Division 35 – Waterway and Marine Construction

Process Equipment Subgroup

Division 40 – Process Integration
Division 41 – Material Processing and Handling Equipment
Division 42 – Process Heating, Cooling, and Drying Equipment
Division 43 – Process Gas and Liquid Handling, Purification and Storage Equipment
Division 44 – Pollution Control Equipment
Division 45 – Industry-Specific Manufacturing Equipment
Division 48 – Electrical Power Generation

About the Association for Preservation Technology  http://www.apti.org

Association for Preservation Technology International is a cross-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. APT is an international organization based in North America. APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, crafts persons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation. The international, interdisciplinary character of APT - with its outstanding publications, conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters, and technical committees - makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the field of historic preservation.

Please consider joining APT to show your support for the Building Technology Heritage Library and become a part of our community.  www.apti.org


Thanks to our sponsors and contributors:

The Building Technology Heritage Library has been supported by grants from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Historic Preservation Education Foundation, the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. In kind contributions have been provided by the Association for Preservation Technology, the Internet Archive, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Mike Jackson, FAIA, and Dean Koga.

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Catalogs Collection
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Media Type
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Year
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1961
130
1960
78
1957
79
1956
240
1955
88
1954
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Topics & Subjects
1,215
Division 09
1,155
domestic architecture
876
house plans -- catalogs
798
Division 23
791
Division 26
739
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Creator
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portland cement association
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general electric company
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pittsburgh plate glass co.
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l. f. garlinghouse co., inc.
39
united states gypsum company
32
national plan service, inc.
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Language
9,777
English
123
French
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German
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Spanish
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Dutch
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Italian
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Building Technology Heritage Library
by Pratt & Lambert Inc.
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2 p., ill, samples, 15 x 26 cm, trade catalog
Topics: varnish - catalogs, Division 09, floors
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Pratt & Lambert Co,
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[2] ;., color samples, 22 cm, trade catalog
Topics: paint -- catalogs, Divison 09
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
by Alan Wood Steel Company
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Includes dimensions and specifications; illustrates various uses and installations of the product
Topics: Plates, Iron and steel, Flooring, Plates (Engineering), Industrial buildings
Building Technology Heritage Library
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19 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. No. 27 - Series 5. trade catalog
Topics: heating, Division 23, HVAC, ventilation, fans
Building Technology Heritage Library
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19 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalogs.
Topic: Heating -- Catalogs, Division 23, HVAC, ventilation
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Blower Company
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8 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: ventilation, Division 23, HVAC, fans (equipment)
Building Technology Heritage Library
by G. H. Downing & Co.
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59 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm., trade catalog
Topics: roofing, Division 07, clay tile, clay roof tiles, terra cotta tiles
46 p. : ill. ; 20 cm., Trade Catalog
Topics: Electrical Lighting, Division 26, Electrical, Electrical Equipment, Electrical Machinery,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Ludowici-Celadon Company
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[4] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: roofing, Division 07, clay roof tile, Spanish tile roofing
Building Technology Heritage Library
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1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 16 cm., trade catalog
Topics: paint, Division 09, interior decoration
14 p, ill, 16 cm, trade catalog
Topics: Lavatory -- catalogs, Drinking Fountain -- catalogs, Dink -- catalogs, Bath tubs -- catalogs,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Buffalo Steam Pump Company
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16 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: acid pumps -- catalogs, Division 43, liquid pumps
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Buffalo Forge Company
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8 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: HVAC fans -- catalogs, Division 23, axial HVAC fans, centrifugal HVAC fans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Canton Art Metal Co.
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favorite 1
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144 p., ill., 26 cm. x 35 cm., trade catalog
Topics: ceilings -- catalogs, metal-work -- catalogs, Division 09, textured ceilings, metal-panel textured...
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
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Illustrates and lists buildings constructed with this product
Topics: Bricks, Building, Brick
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Arrow-Hart & Hegeman Electric Co., Hart & Hegeman Division
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108 p. ; ill. ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: electrical -- catalogs, Division 26, wiring connections, wiring devices, lighting control devices,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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20 p., ill, 20 x 25 cm, trade catalog
Topics: rugs, Division 12, carpets, flooring
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Waterman-Waterbury Co.
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18 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: air-conditioning -- catalogs, Division 23, air-conditioning units, furnaces, fuel-fired furnaces,...
15 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: gutters, Division 07, gutters and downspouts, fir
64 p. : ill., plans ; 28 cm. trade catalogs.
Topic: Water supply systems. Division 33, water utility distribution piping, concrete piping
Building Technology Heritage Library
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[4] p., 25 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: mantels -- catalogs, Division 04, marble
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Moeschl Edwards Corrugating Co.
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favorite 1
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72 p., ill., 26 cm, trade catalog
Topics: windows -- catalogs, metal windows -- catalogs, Division 08, fire doors, skylights
Building Technology Heritage Library
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:93-B583, ca. 1921, 20 p, 22 cm
Topics: Division 09, Finishes, Painting and Coating, Painting, Interior Painting
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Tank And Pipe Co.
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121 p., ill., 24 cm., trade catalog
Topics: storage tanks -- catalogs, wood tanks, Division 41
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Tube Company
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87 p. : ill. ; 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: piping, Division 22, plumbing piping, Division 23, HVAC, steam and condensate piping, railings
Building Technology Heritage Library
by N. O. Nelson Manufacturing Company
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296 pg., ill., 32 cm., trade catalog
Topics: N.O. Nelson Manufacturing Company, Plumbing and fixtures industry -- United States, plumbing...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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48 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: joists -- catalogs, Division 05, steel
32 p. : ill., plans ; 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: heating -- catalogs, Division 23, oil-fired furnaces
Building Technology Heritage Library
by J.R. Quaid Inc.
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[4] p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: fences -- catalogs, Division 05, metal
Building Technology Heritage Library
by The Novelty Iron Co.
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127 p. ; ill. ; 18 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units -- catalogs, Division 23, hot water heaters, heat...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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40 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalogs.
Topic: Concrete block -- catalogs, Division 04, construction equipment
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Penn Mertal Company
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1 p. folded sheet, ill., 32 cm, trade catalog
Topics: ceilings -- catalogs, metal panel ceilings, tin ceilings, steel ceilings, Division 09
Building Technology Heritage Library
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43 p., ill., 23 cm, trade catalog
Topics: wire screens, Division 05, metal fence, Division 32
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
by Richardson & Boynton Co.
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Cover title
Topics: Furnaces, Stoves
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Richardson & Boynton Co.
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[36] p. : ill. ; 27 cm. trade catalog
Topics: water heaters, Division 22, plumbing
45 p., ill., 7 x 15 cm., trade catalog
Topics: fences -- catalogs, Division 32, wire fences,, farm fence, lawn fence, fence stretchers, fence...
45 p., ill., 7 x 15 cm., trade catalog
Topics: fences -- catalogs, Division 32, wire fences, Division 32, wire fences, farm fence, lawn fence,...
45 p., ill., 7 x 15 cm., trade catalog
Topics: fences -- catalogs, Division 32, wire fences, Division 32, wire fences, farm fence, lawn fence,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Pittsburgh Steel Company
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45 p., ill., 7 x 15 cm., trade catalog
Topics: fences -- catalogs, Division 32, wire fences,, woven wire fence, farm fence, steel fence gates,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Pittsburgh Steel Company
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69 p., ill., 16 x 9 cm., trade catalog
Topics: fences -- catalogs, Division 32, wire fences, Division 32, wire fences, farm fence, lawn fence,...
45 p., ill., 7 x 15 cm., trade catalog
Topics: fences -- catalogs, Division 32, wire fences, farm fence, lawn fence, fence stretchers, fence...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Pittsburgh Steel Company
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40 p., ill, 8 x 16 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fences, Division 32, metal fences
[4] p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: ventilation, Division 23, HVAC, indoor air quality
Building Technology Heritage Library
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4 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: ventilation, Division 23, HVAC, air filtration
4 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: ventilation, Division 23, HVAC, air filtration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Harris Brothers Co.
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24 p. ; ill., plans ; 27 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, kit houses
233 p, ill, 31 x 26 cm, trade catalog
Topics: ceramics -- catalogs, terra cotta -- catalogs, tile -- catalogs, Division 04, architectural...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Columbus Marble Works
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[68] p., ill., 24 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: masonry -- catalogs, Division 04, tombstones, grave markers, monuments
12 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. trade catalogs.
Topic: Waterproofing -- Catalogs, Division 07, cementitious damp proofing, bituminous damp proofing
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Johnson, Black & Co.
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16 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm. trade catalog
Topics: heating, Division 23, HVAC, furnaces, boilers, hot water heating, steam heating
Building Technology Heritage Library
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16 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm. trade catalogs.
Topic: Heating -- Catalogs, Division 23, HVAC, furnaces
Avery Library Architectural Trade Catalogs
by Bradford Pressed Brick Company
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Catalog illustrates products of the Company and buildings constructed with them
Topics: Bricks, Pressed brick
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Ornamental Glass Manufacturers Association of the United States and Canada
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16 p., color illus., 26 cm, trade catalog
Topics: stained glass, Division 08, openings, art glass, decorative glass glazing, leaded glass
48 p., ill., 25 cm., trade catalog
Topics: art glass -- catalogs, stained glass -- catalogs, decorative glass glazing, Division 08
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Mc Crum Howell Co.
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88 p. : ill. ; 26 cm., trade catalog
Topics: heating -- catalogs, Division 23, boilers -- catalogs, radiators -- catalogs
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Richmond Radiator Co.
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16 p. : ill., plans ; 27 cm., trade catalog
Topics: radiators, Division 23, HVAC, heating
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Brackett, Shaw & Lunt Co.
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64 p. ; ill. ; 15 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: plumbing fixtures -- catalogs, Division 22, residential lavatories and sinks
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Co.
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[13] p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: bathrooms-- catalogs, Division 22, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Firth Vickers Stainless Steels Ltd.
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eye 547
favorite 1
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71 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: stainless steel, Division 05, metals, Division 10, storefronts, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
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35 p. : ill. ; 21 x 26 cm. trade catalogs.
Topics: Windows -- catalogs, Division 08, wood windows, doors, wood doors
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Ballinger Company
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16 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: roofing, Division 07, metal trusses, Division 05, structural steel
Building Technology Heritage Library
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21 p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: ventilation -- catalogs, Division 23, roof ventilator
48 p. : ill. ; 16 cm., trade catalog
Topics: paints, Division 09, steel coatings
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Poultry Tribune
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47 pg., ill., 28 cm.;
Topics: Poultry -- Catalogs, Poultry -- Housing, Chicken coups, Farm buildings'
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Steel Scaffolding Company
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eye 249
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:92-B2556, ca. 1925, 4 p, 28 cm
Topics: scaffolding, trestles, scaffold brackets, Division 14, Conveying Equipment, Scaffolding
Building Technology Heritage Library
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16 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. trade catalog.
Topics: Building materials -- Catalogs, Division 01, construction aids, temporary scaffolding and platforms
Building Technology Heritage Library
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32 p. : ill., diagrs. ; 23 cm., trade catalog
Topics: lath, Division 09, stucco, metal lath, wall system, partitions
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hunter Douglas Aluminum Division
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[2] p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: carports -- catalogs, Division 10
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Visco Engineering Company
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8 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
Topics: cooling towers, Division 42
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Albert Pick & Co.
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72 p., ill., 22 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: beds -- catalogs, Division 12, hideaway beds, door beds
20 p., ill., 23 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: murphy beds -- catalogs, Division 12
[23] p. : ill., plans ; 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, bungalows
10 p., ill., 22 cm. x 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: plumbing fixtures -- catalogs, Division 22, residential plumbing fixtures, residential water...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chapman & Soden
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5 p, ill, 8.8 x 15 cm, trade catalog
Topics: Roofing Felt, Sample, Letter
1 folded card : samples ; 21 cm., Trade Catalog
Topics: Paint, Division 09, Finishes, Interior Paint, Exterior Paint, Paint Finish